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Gray County

Gray County is named for Alfred Gray ( 1830 – 1880 ), who was the secretary of the Kansas Board of Agriculture.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Finney County 

E – Hodgeman County and Ford County

S – Meade County

W – Haskell County and Finney County

 

Created:  March 13, 1881                       Map of Kansas highlighting Gray County

County Seat:

Ingalls       1887

Cimarron  1887 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cimarron

 

Location:  300 South Main Street / Avenue B

Built:  1927

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Routledge & Hertz

Contractor:  Dalton & Hatch

 

Description: The building faces east and is a four story light red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular building is located on spacious grounds in the center of Cimarron. The center of the east front projects slightly. Four large columns rise from the first floor to the top of the third story. On the fourth story is gray colored stone above the columns with narrow vertical windows. A wide cornice runs below the fourth story. The roof line is flat. In the interior there is a wide staircase. The County District Court courtroom is located on the west side of the third story and rises into the fourth story with high small windows. The building houses the County District Court of the 16th Judicial District. An addition was added in 1986 and the architects were Pettit, Bullinger, Elder Architects and the contractor was Kan-Arch Industries, Inc.

 

Note:  The architect,  Routledge & Hertz, designed courthouses in Comanche County, Edwards County, Finney County, Hodgeman County and Sherman County.

 

Old County Courthouse – Cimarron

 

 

Location:  117 South Main Street / A Avenue

Built:  1886 – 1887

Style:  Neo-Classical Commercial

Architect:  A D Wettick of Cimarron

Contractor:  A D Wettick of Cimarron

 

Description: The building faces east and is a  two story light buff colored brick structure. The building is located in the center of Cimarron to the north of the courthouse. The building was built as a department store known as the Wettick Building and was leased as the first courthouse. The east front has a central entrance on the first story. There is a white colored eave along the flat roof line. 

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Gray County Courthouse

 

See:  The 16th Judicial District includes Clark County, Comanche County, Ford CountyKiowa County and  Meade County.

 

History  The first courthouse was the leased premises in the Wettick Building at 117 South Main Street st A Avenue which was constructed in 1886 to 1887. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1927.

 

 

County Courthouse – Cimarron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Cimarron

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2022